100 Greatest Guitar Solos: No. 25 "Aqualung" (Martin Barre)
“Aqualung was a difficult and very tense album to record, but at the end of the day it was important,” says Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre. “Ian wrote the riff and verses to the song ‘Aqualung,’ but he felt it needed a new section for the guitar break. I said, ‘Why don’t we just play the verse chords in half-time for the first part of the solo, then pick it back up for the rest of the solo?’ It was a simple solution that really worked.”
“While I was playing the solo, which was really going well, Jimmy Page walked into the control room and started waving. I thought, ‘Should I wave back and mess up the solo or should I just grin and carry on?’ Being a professional to the end, I just grinned.”
Get our Free Newsletter Here!
You Might Also Like...
14 hours 2 min ago
14 hours 13 min ago
15 hours 30 sec ago
15 hours 2 min ago
15 hours 17 min ago
Best Holiday Rock Song Poll: "Thank God It's Christmas" (Queen) Vs. "Christmas with the Devil" (Spinal Tap)15 hours 47 min ago
1 day 7 hours ago